The Seasider

The Seasider trip runs north of Dunedin on a section of railway which is considered a highlight in the rail network in New Zealand. Departing from the magnificent railway station in downtown Dunedin, this train travels along the edge of the Otago harbour, considered one of the most picturesque in the world, before climbing the gentle slopes above the port town of Port Chalmers. Over the hill the train emerges onto the dazzling splendor or Blueskin Bay revealing beautiful views over bays, inlets and beaches. The Otago Harbour and cliff tops overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Dunedin are particularly beautiful and the best way to see this is by train.

From $60 per person

Dunedin to Waitati

90 mins return


Scheduled days

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Features & Highlights

  • Spectacular Scenery
  • Scenery only accessible by train
  • Tea/Coffee and a variety of food available
  • Lively and informative commentary
  • Stunning examples of railway engineering
  • Local flora and fauna
  • Friendly knowledgeable crew
  • Warm comfortable carriages
  • Train slows or stops for photo opportunities
  • On board guide pamphlets
  • Bathrooms on board

You will experience excellent views as you travel along Otago Harbour to climb the pretty cliff tops to emerge from the bush and onto the picture perfect scenery of the Pacific Ocean and the incredible view over the dazzling splendor of Blueskin Bay.   This section of railway is considered to be a highlight of the rail network in New Zealand.

The Seasider departs daily at 2.00pm between Dec and March and on selected days makes additional trips at  10.00am and 12.10pm as well as 2.00pm.  Please refer to the timetable for our schedule. 

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